Hampton Inn - College Park
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... and 3 elevators. At various times in history, the White House has been known as the "President's Palace," the "President's House," and the "Executive Mansion." President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
No time for lunch as we were heading to Arlington National Cemetery and clouds were starting to form in the sky, not black ones just white clouds but the were going to mess with my photos that I ...
... no-one, not even Australia or the US, wanted to do anything about it. Even refugee Jews trying to escape the horror were refused entry to other countries - no-one in the whole world wanted them. So very very sad. I can't believe that people can treat ...
No pictures for the last two days in DC. On Monday we went to the National Archives. In the morning we did a little genealogy on the bottom floor and in the afternoon we went upstairs to see our nation's original documents. We saw the originals of: Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No photography allowed.
Tuesday we went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Very sobering, ...
... DC. Pennsylvania Ave leading up to the White House was closed because the president of some other country (don't know who yet) is staying at the Willard Hotel.
Tomorrow we have a tour of the Capitol Building thanks to our friend, George Price. We are super excited. No telling who we might see.
... which featured the kitchen of Julia Childs. Then on to the Transportation section which was divided into sea, rail and road.
The Main Attraction at this particular museum is the American Flag on the second floor. For this exhibit, we could not take photos, and the lights were all dimmed for preservation. So the story, as far as I understand it, is that America was at war with England (beginning in 1812) and not faring so well, but ...